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Tue
23
Feb

The Ghost Town of Gladstone


A young boy rides his horse through Gladstone. (submitted photo)

Peter Boulay - Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commissioner

Tue
23
Feb

American heart month; reducing our risks of heart disease


State Sen. Chuck Wiger - District 43

“Keep a healthy heart, so we won’t be apart”

 

Tue
23
Feb

Letter: My Aaron

To the Editor:

 

Sun
21
Feb

Jury Selection

An overlooked aspect of the jury trial process is the method by which jurors are chosen. Many believe that juror names are randomly pulled from a box and then the trial begins.

Thu
18
Feb

Home fires peak in winter

“Firefighters save more than homes. They save hearts, memories and dreams,” – Whole Truth Project

Sun
14
Feb

Budget-friendly travel tips

Money Management
MNCPA

About 99 million Americans traveled at least 50 miles from home during the past holiday season, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). 
Whether you’re going to be visiting relatives, taking a trip to a warm weather location or planning this summer’s vacation, there are many opportunities to lower your costs and get the most from your travel dollar, says the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA).  

Sun
14
Feb

Vacationers now have more lodging options

Better Business Bureau
Minnesota and North Dakota

In recent years, vacationers the world over have begun exploring alternatives to standard lodging. Though hotels are still very popular with travelers, online services like Airbnb and VRBO are attracting guests as well, and expanding the definition of vacation lodging. These websites allow property owners all over the world to offer part or all of their homes, condos or townhomes — even castles — for rent to vacationing guests.

Sun
07
Feb

Laugh at the Winter-Maker

Last week’s snowstorm created a beautiful winter wonderland ... and a headache for area commuters. (submitted photo)
Last week’s snowstorm created a beautiful winter wonderland ... and a headache for area commuters. (submitted photo)

Angie Hong
Washington Conservation District

Ojibwe people tell the story of a little merganser duck named Shingebiss who persevered and thrived in the midst of bitter winter. 

Week after week, the Winter-Maker - Kabibona'kan - did his best to defeat Shingebiss with deep snow, whipping winds, freezing rain and an ice-covered lake. Week after week, the little duck found new ways to stay warm and break through the ice to catch fish.

Sun
31
Jan

Under the snow, gardens wait to grow

Under the snow, the gardens wait patiently for spring and another chance to grow. (submitted photo)
Under the snow, the gardens wait patiently for spring and another chance to grow. (submitted photo)

Angie Hong
Washington Conservation District

Snow falling softly outside, I sit at the kitchen counter, responding to work emails with a stuffy head and a pile of Kleenexes at my side. 
The scene outside is calm and beautiful and I'm able to appreciate the snow now, unlike during a dark drive home from Forest Lake last night on curvy country roads. 

Sun
24
Jan

Beware of intimidation scams

Lori Swanson
Minnesota Attorney General

Some criminals will say almost anything to try to scam people—including threatening arrest, lawsuits, imprisonment, or even physical harm. While the scams take several different forms, the goal is the same—to pressure people to pay money or reveal personal or financial information. Below are a few examples:

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